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My Virtual Cup of Tea and chat with author/illustrator Tania McCartney

October 21, 2016 | Book Review Author:

I am excited to share a virtual cup of tea with author/illustrator Tania McCartney to celebrate the launch of her latest book Australia Illustrated. I have known about this project for such a long time and I am thrilled …


Big Hug Books – book review

May 25, 2015 | Book Review Author:

I am always very excited when I come across books that are a helpful resource to share at my speaking presentations at schools for parents and teachers.

The Five Mile Press has published a series of Big Hug Books written …


Children’s book about juvenile arthritis

March 02, 2015 | Announcement, Book Review Author:

Arthritis is not a condition you would generally consider to be linked with young children. However, when Arthritis Victoria asked me to write and illustrate a book for children suffering juvenile arthritis, I knew I had a lot to learn …


Book Review – Munster Cookies

September 15, 2014 | Book Review Author:

I always feel very privileged when I am asked to write a review for new books. Recently Regina Romain contacted me to let me know about her latest book ‘Munster Cookies’. My children’s books ‘Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!‘ …


The Worry Glasses – helping beat anxiety

July 02, 2014 | Book Review Author:

As an author and illustrator of children’s books aimed at helping children deal with anxiety, I am always happy to find books other than my own that also help ‘little worriers’. I believe we can never have too many resources …


Stop the Bully – Book Review and Giveaway

June 11, 2014 | Book Review Author:

You have probably worked out that I am passionate about all books that help empower children to deal with difficult situations.

Bullying is something very close to my heart, having suffered years of bullying in all forms for many years …


Another Children’s Book Beating Anxiety

November 12, 2013 | Book Review Author:

Through my work as a children’s book author/illustrator and an advocate for children’s mental health, I am pleased to share another children’s book joining my list of books I recommend to help children overcome anxiety.

Karen Tyrrell’s new children’s book …


Nicky Johnston

Nicky is a children's book author and illustrator. She is the creative director of 52-week Illustration Challenge, inspiring others to connect with their creative souls.

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